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Review of Sibley Park Zoo

Sibley Park Zoo
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Mankato
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Sibley park zoo has come a long way from what it once was. The expansion has come along nicely and the new play area is so much fun.

Thank Crista S
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

The park itself is very pretty, along the Minnesota River bottom. A nice place to take kids and let them run. Zoo is quite small.

Thank nlwaage
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I occasionally go to Sibley Park with my girlfriend to see the animals. It's a clean park, the animals are well tempered, and there are wide walkways so waiting to get by a group is a rarity. They have a beautiful koi pond and a wide variety of cute animals (I highly recommend seeing the pot-bellied pigs). It is also connected to a beautiful park with areas for get-togethers, sports, and picnics. There are a few drawbacks however. The park restrooms do not provide soap which is especially bad considering the main point is petting farm animals. It can be a gamble for dates as there are usually screaming children running about with little to no adult supervision. Some of the animals need more care, such as the sheep needing to be sheared in hot weather. It is also impossible to find any staff or maintenance crew. It needs some work and is usually better for families, but is still worth a visit.

2  Thank Bear5000
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

As a child of the 60's, I truly miss the zoo that was lost to flooding. Over the years it has gotten smaller & smaller. Now there are just a few farm animals, but the grounds are impecably kept and nice play equipment for young kids.

Thank Appraizerjoey
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

The farm-themed animal park is beside a playground making this an ideal spot for some afternoon picnics. The park itself is huge with softball and tennis courts on the north side with views of the river and landscaped gardens on the south side, which is where the zoo is located The hill top overlooking the park has a pergola. It has band shell for music and plenty of picnic shelters. You will have to reserve them if you plan an event. This park is where the Kiwanis plan to have their holiday lights exhibit during the winter.

Thank MankatoJim
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